Lack of recognition for best practice irks bosses

Bosses in the North West are the best to work for, but employers are concerned there is little recognition of their achievements as employers of choice, according to a new survey.

More than 80% of the 2,839 respondents to the poll by law firm Peninsula, said their employer was a good boss. But 82% said it was frustrating that there was no recognition in place which showed that an organisation was an ’employer of excellence’, while eight out of 10 said it was a high priority for them to be regarded as a good employer.

Peter Done, managing director of Peninsula, said UK employers were increasingly feeling neglected with a lack of recognition of good working practices and procedures.

“Over the past few years, especially through EU directives, companies have been bombarded with red tape that places high demands on employers. And rather than simply meeting the minimum requirements, many companies see the benefits of setting high standards. However, while more companies see the opportunities associated with high HR standards and the competitive advantages, they bemoan the lack of scope for having this fact recognised industry-wide,” Done said.

Managers in London came out worst in the survey, with only 51% of staff agreeing they had a good boss.

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